Chrysler Group and Beats™ by Dr. Dre™ announced at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas today the next level in their bold new partnership. It will bring about the studio quality sound experience of Beats™ Audio into the new 2012 Dodge Charger. The goal is to integrate a recording-studio quality audio experience for everyone who wants to feel and hear their favorite music as it was intended. In addition the project will debut at the same time at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit and the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where audiophiles will be able to experience for the first time demonstrations of the Beats by Dr. Dre audio system. The two companies have worked together in order to design and tune the 10-speaker audio system. Thus the effect is a unique combination of high performance car and a high performance audio experience. Chrysler Group is the first automaker which has integrated the Beats by Dr. Dre audio system in its vehicles. It was firstly introduced less than a year ago at the 2011 New York International Auto Show.  The system currently is standard with the 2012 Chrysler 300S and available as an audio upgrade in additional Chrysler 300 models. Now the Beats Audio system will also be standard equipment on the new 2012 Dodge Charger R/T Max and included with the Blacktop Package or Rallye Appearance Group on Dodge Charger SXT models. The Beats Audio system is also included with the Sound Group and Wheels and Tunes Group on Dodge Charger R/T models.

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But let's look up into the details of the vehicle and the audio system included. First of all there is featured state-of-the-art Uconnect® Touch 8.4, which provides 2012 Dodge Charger passengers with the segment's largest touchscreen display (8.4-inch), and next-generation mobile connectivity, convenience and multimedia features. Moreover the Uconnect Touch also controls the 12-channel amplifier that integrates the heart of the Beats proprietary equalizer algorithm, creating the high-definition sound Beats Audio founders Dr. Dre, and Jimmy Iovine, Chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records. Next to be highlighted is that the integration of Beats™ by Dr. Dre™ audio system delivers the mid- to high-range needed for studio-quality sound. The system includes three 3.5-inch speakers located in the instrument panel, two 3.5-inch speakers located in the rear doors, two 6 x 9-inch front-door woofers provide bass, two 6 x 9-inch speakers and a center-mounted 8-inch speaker located in the rear-shelf area provide full-range audio, maximizing how music genres from hip hop to Motown should sound and feel, an 8-inch Beats Audio trunk-mounted dual-voice coil subwoofer with sealed enclosure delivers tight, powerful, punchy bass.

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With this unique system, the Dodge Charger will be even more appealing. However the vehicle provides the ultimate combination of dramatic Dodge heritage styling, award-winning premium interior, the reassurance of an IIHS Top Safety Pick and full-size spaciousness with the fuel efficiency of a mid-size car. The new feature for 2012 is a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission paired with the award-winning Pentastar V-6 engine, which delivers an impressive 292 horsepower (215 kW) and a best-in-class 31 miles per gallon (mpg) on the highway. In fact, that fuel economy not only surpasses any full-size V-6 sedan but any mid-size V-6 sedan, while offering all of the driving dynamics and distinctive style for which Charger is renowned. Moreover the new eight-speed transmission delivers the astonishing 15 percent increase in fuel economy and 10 percent improvement in acceleration! Additionally, new for 2012 are die-cast paddle shifters, available with the Pentastar V-6 and HEMI® V-8 engines. Furthermore the Charger's available legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 with four-cylinder mode Fuel Saver Technology and variable valve timing delivers best-in-class power with 370 horsepower (272 kW) and 395 lb.-ft. (292 Nm) of torque. It has to be highlighted that the starting price is thousands of dollars less than the competition. In addition Charger's all-wheel-drive system is the most advanced in its class, with segment exclusive active transfer case with front-axle disconnect to maximize fuel economy of up to 27 mpg highway while delivering outstanding performance and handling inherent to a rear-wheel drive car.

To sum up, Dodge Charger proudly delivers premium, world-class sedan precision at an incredible value, starting at a U.S. MSRP of only $25,495.

The 2012 Dodge Charger models powered by Beats by Dr. Dre audio system will arrive at Dodge dealerships in the U.S. in the first-quarter of 2012.

Source: Dodge